Ray Baughman

Feb. 21, 2014

Artificial Muscles Flex Using Fishing Line and Thread

Researchers create superhuman strength from sewing thread and fishing line.

sewing thread, fishing line, muscles, super muscles, science, Ray Baughman, nanotech institute, university of texas, dallas, science

Jan. 07, 2011

Building a Nano-Yarn

Researchers describe a new way to create yarns containing exotic materials, from battery ingredients to catalysts to superconductors.

yarn, fabric, nanotechnology, fiber

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